Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center (HRRMC) is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital located in Salida, Colorado. The hospital serves visitors to, and the residents of, the Upper Arkansas Valley, which includes Salida, Buena Vista, Villa Grove, Saguache, Granite, Howard and surrounding communities.
HRRMC was established in 1885 as the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Hospital for railroad employees. In 1962, the railroad sold the hospital to a group of local community leaders. The hospital ran as a private corporation until 1976, when the Salida Hospital District was formed, and the community members who had provided money in 1962 were reimbursed. In 1989, the hospital's name changed to Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center, to better reflect the services and area served. On April 1, 2008, the hospital moved into a new state-of-the-art facility on Highway 291, one mile west of the old facility. This 98,688-square-foot, 25-bed hospital will serve the medical needs of the Upper Arkansas Valley for decades to come.
HRRMC is proud to offer exceptional care and a full range of services to the community and its visitors. Their full-time physicians provide everything from complete family care to general and specialty surgery (including Cataract and Laser; Dermatology; Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT); Foot and Ankle; Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; Orthopedics; and Urology). They also have visiting and part-time specialists in Allergy/Immunology, Cardiology, Gynecology, Neurology, Oncology/Hematology, Plastic Surgery, and Physiatry (Physical Medicine and Rehab) who provide convenient service to their residents and consultations to their local physicians.
Our state-of-the-art facility may be new, but our mission for over 125 years has remained the same: to provide personalized and exceptional care close to home